Ford has announced big plans for its future lineup of electrified vehicles, confirming that there will be an F-150 Hybrid, a Mustang Hybrid, a Transit Custom plug-in hybrid, and a new fully electric SUV.
In all, the American automaker plans to release 13 new electrified models over the next five years.
Set to arrive by 2020, the electric SUV will have a driving range of 300 miles and will be built at Ford’s Flat Rock plant in Michigan. It will be sold in North America, Europe and Asia.
The F-150 Hybrid pickup will also arrive by 2020, but will be sold in North America and the Middle East.
Despite being a hybrid that will likely utilize a four cylinder engine or possibly a V6, the Mustang Hybrid will supposedly deliver V8 power and even more low-end torque. It debuts sometime in 2020.
All Ford revealed about the Transit Custom plug-in hybrid is that it will be available in 2019 in Europe.
An autonomous vehicle designed for commercial ride hailing or ride sharing services is also part of the product blitz, as well as two new, pursuit-oriented hybrid police vehicles. The former debuts in 2021 and, like the electric SUV, will be built at Flat Rock.
The other models will be announced as details of Ford’s electrification plan are fleshed out. Company president and CEO had the following to say:
“As more and more consumers around the world become interested in electrified vehicles, Ford is committed to being a leader in providing consumers with a broad range of electrified vehicles, services and solutions that make people’s lives better. Our investments and expanding lineup reflect our view that global offerings of electrified vehicles will exceed gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 15 years.”
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